Kalifornia Krauts

Based in Yucca Valley CA



The Kalifornia Krauts epitomize the fusion of German and American cultures, bringing the vibrant spirit of Oktoberfest to audiences throughout Southern California and beyond. Founded by NAU Lumberjack Christoff Poland, formerly of the esteemed Ska band Warsaw Poland Bros, the ensemble captures the essence of traditional Polka with a modern twist. Their spirited performances, adorned in authentic attire and free from music stands, transport audiences to the lively atmosphere of Oktoberfest celebrations.

Led by Christoff Poland's dynamic leadership, the Kalifornia Krauts infuse each performance with infectious energy and genuine passion for their craft. Drawing from a rich repertoire of beloved tunes, including classics like "Ein Prosit" and "Chicken Dance," as well as lesser-known gems such as "There’s a Tavern in the Town" and "Mien Hut Der Hat Drie Ecken," they ensure a diverse and engaging musical experience for all.

What sets the Kalifornia Krauts apart is their innovative approach to Polka music, incorporating Spanish verses from Mexican folk songs of German origin alongside English and German lyrics. This multicultural fusion adds a unique flavor to their performances, appealing to a wide range of audiences and creating an inclusive and celebratory atmosphere.

Regular fixtures at prestigious Oktoberfest events, including Lake Arrowhead Village, Dana Point, Jacksonville, La Mesa, and Temecula, the Kalifornia Krauts have earned a reputation for delivering unforgettable performances that capture the true essence of Oktoberfest. From spirited polkas to heartfelt ballads, their eclectic repertoire ensures there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you're tapping your toes to the upbeat rhythms of the Beer Barrel Polka or swaying along to the nostalgic melodies of "Edelweiss," the Kalifornia Krauts guarantee a memorable and entertaining experience that will leave you yearning for more. So grab your lederhosen, raise a stein, and join the Kalifornia Krauts for a celebration of music, culture, and camaraderie that's sure to delight audiences of all ages.


Kalifornia Krauts
Kalifornia Krauts
Kalifornia Krauts